House Bill 180
149th General Assembly (2017 - 2018)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 6 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO BREACHES OF SECURITY INVOLVING PERSONAL INFORMATION.
This Act amends Chapter 12B of Title 6 to update Delaware's law regarding computer security breaches by doing the following: 1. Creating a requirement that any person who conducts business in Delaware and maintains personal information must safeguard that information. 2. Updating the definition of breach of security by including the unauthorized access, use, modification, or disclosure of personal information and the information that is included in the definition of personal information. 3. Adding definitions for encryption. 4. Creating a "safe harbor" if the data included in an breach is encrypted or protected by an encryption key that prevents the data from being read or used. 5. Strengthening the consumer protections when a security breach is discovered including requiring that the entity that experienced the breach provide identity theft protection services if Social Security Numbers were included in the information breached. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual, including the use of the term "person" to mean both an individual and an artificial entity.
Takes effect upon being signed into law